ORIGIN: Native of northern Australia, Indonesia, Papua & New Guinea, the Philippines and New Britain occurring at elevations up to 600 meters in rainforests on trunks and branches overhanging rivers, swamps and streams.
DESCRIPTION: This is a medium sized, hot to warm growing, robust, epiphytic species with a short, pendulous, robust stem enveloped by imbricating leaf bases and carrying 3 to 5 fleshy or coriaceous, arcuate, pendant, ovate-elliptic, obovate to oblong-oblanceolate, obtuse to subacute, shiny green leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a slender, to 3' [90 cm] long, racemose or paniculate, laxly few to many flowered inflorescence that has small scarious, triangular bracts and carrying color and size variable, fragrant, showy, long-lasting flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: To 4 inches [10 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).